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Indongo beats Burns to capture WBA super-lightweight title

Indongo beats Burns to capture WBA super-lightweight title The win puts Indongo, 34, into the true top tier of the 140-pound ranks, and he might be an interesting opponent for anyone in that division with his style. "I have been here and done it. Roll on tomorrow night". We spoke about unification fights at Super-Featherweight and Lightweight and now it's here - I just can't wait. [Full Article...]

Foxes line up to complain about penalty decision

Shakespeare said that the onus is now on Leicester to be more attacking in next week's second leg. Swedish ref Eriksson awarded a spot-kick for Marc Albrighton's foul on Griezmann on the edge of the box. Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was equally adamant that the decision was the incorrect one. "If we can perform like that in any of the last seven games, we can beat any team". [Full Article...]

Trump signs law allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood

Of the broadcast networks, only one highlighted President Trump's "major blow" to Planned Parenthood state funding on Thursday. "We celebrate the signing of H.J. This could take away tens of millions in funding from family-planning groups like Planned Parenthood. To move the measure through Congress, Republicans turned again to the Congressional Review Act - a once-obscure 1996 law that,... [Full Article...]

Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad registers to run for presidency, or does he?

Ahmadinejad had earlier reiterated that he would not stand for the elections, on the recommendation of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. But despite all the noise from the right, the incumbent President Hassan Rouhani still has a strong position, even though the economic benefits of ending the global sanctions after his nuclear deal have not materialised. [Full Article...]

Second suspect arrested as Briton confirmed among Stockholm dead

Second suspect arrested as Briton confirmed among Stockholm dead She said: "We must show a huge force, we must go against this", she said. Police have described the suspect as an Islamic State group sympathiser who had gone underground in Sweden after his residency permit application was rejected past year. [Full Article...]

Demand for Irish passports from United Kingdom citizens increases

Demand for Irish passports from United Kingdom citizens increases The department had received a record number of overall applications in 2016. Less than four days after the Brexit vote last June, Flanagan said there had been a surge in applications because of a "sense of concern". Whether British citizens will retain their right to freedom of movement after Brexit is still unclear, but Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament's Brexit coordinator, has said he ... [Full Article...]

SNL: Jimmy Fallon plays Trump's 'cute little twink' Jared Kushner

SNL: Jimmy Fallon plays Trump's 'cute little twink' Jared Kushner After patting himself on the back for dropping the MOAB - "It's so big and fat it looks like me in my golf clothes", he said - Trump admonished Vice President Mike Pence not to worry so much about the remaining 200-plus days of his presidency. [Full Article...]

US Treasury: China not a currency manipulator

US Treasury: China not a currency manipulator Still, despite that reversal, the report said a decade of holding down the renminbi had imposed "significant and long-lasting hardship on American workers and companies" and left China with the largest trade surplus of any country against the United States - $347 billion a year ago. [Full Article...]

Australian PM Malcom Turnbull to arrive in New Delhi today

The joint statement seeks a secure and rule-based Indo-Pacific region, ensuring maritime security and safety of sea lanes, lines of communications and resolving maritime disputes by peaceful means in accordance with worldwide law, a snub to China, declared to be in violation of the Law of the Seas. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump aides differ over Assad's future after Syria missile strikes

Donald Trump aides differ over Assad's future after Syria missile strikes US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will join Mr Johnson and ministers from France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada in Tuscany. He said the United States expected Russian Federation to take a tougher stance against Syria by rethinking its alliance with Assad because "every time one of these horrific attacks occurs, it draws Russian Federation closer into some level of responsibility". [Full Article...]

North Korea celebrates 'Day of the Sun' with defiant show of might

On past form, the parade will see Kim watch ranks of goose-stepping soldiers marching through Kim Il-Sung Square in the centre of Pyongyang , accompanied by tanks, missiles on trailers, and other materiel. A North Korean man looks at a model of the Unha 3 space launch vehicle displayed at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang , North Korea . [Full Article...]

Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US over airstrikes

The Foreign Secretary had previously failed to convince the G7 meeting to impose sanctions on Russian Federation for its support of Assad. The retaliatory strike was praised by many world leaders, while Russian Federation denounced it as an act of "aggression" and accused the USA of violating global law. [Full Article...]

Ecuadoreans vote in closely watched presidential election

Ecuadoreans vote in closely watched presidential election A separate exit poll by Perfiles de Opinion showed Moreno with 52.2 percent of the vote versus 47.8 percent for Lasso. Lasso has demanded a recount and urged his supporters to remain firm so that the popular will is respected. Argentina, Brazil and Peru have all lurched to the right in recent months, as the region has drifted into recession and leftist leaders have been tarnished by a string of ... [Full Article...]

North Korean missile test fails, US and South Korea say

In a statement, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Trump and his military team "are aware of North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch". "The type of missile is still being assessed". in recent weeks, raising fears of a potential military confrontation between the two sides. American intelligence officials have reportedly said the USA is ready to launch a preemptive strike with conv... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation ties worsened under Donald Trump, says Vladimir Putin

SERGEI LAVROV (through interpreter): We believe it's necessary to have an worldwide, unbiased, frank investigation into this incident. Mr Tillerson said there was "a low level of trust" between both countries and such a relationship could not be allowed to continue between the world's foremost nuclear powers. [Full Article...]

North Korea warns against U.S. 'hysteria' as it marks founder's birth

Analysts had expected North Korea to conduct a nuclear missile test around the time of his visit, possibly on Saturday as the nation celebrated the 105th birthday of its founder - Kim II Sung, the late grandfather of North Korea's current leader. [Full Article...]

What Does South Africa's Jacob Zuma Really Want for His Birthday?

What Does South Africa's Jacob Zuma Really Want for His Birthday? Amidst the large manifestation in Pretoria , Zuma who turned 75 today was celebrating his birthday with his supporters. There are, however, signs that Zuma's power-base, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) which he leads, is starting to crumble, after senior figures, including deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, joined the criticism of his sacking of Mr Gordhan. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation blocks United Nations resolution on Syria attack

MARGARET WARNER: Tillerson insisted again that Syria's government did carry out the attack, and he called again for Russian Federation to abandon President Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. attack raised tensions between Moscow and Washington. Only weeks ago it seemed Trump was poised for a potentially historic rapprochement with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Korea's attempted missile launch failed: JCS

Korea's attempted missile launch failed: JCS Mr Trump has warned that North Korea is "looking for trouble" and ordered an aircraft carrier group to the area to highlight American concern. North Korea last held a military parade, featuring a stream of goose-stepping soldiers and tanks with a display of various armaments, on Oct 10, 2015, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party. [Full Article...]

Russia, Iran, And Syria Issue Warning To US

Assad said Syria would only allow an "impartial" investigation into the poison gas incident. Syrian authorities - "abetted by Russia's continuing efforts to bury the truth" - still possess and use chemical weapons, an American diplomat told the global chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday. [Full Article...]

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